What You Need To Know Before Learning Voodoo

| Monday, August 27, 2007 | |
What You Need To Know Before Learning Voodoo Cover There is more propaganda about Voodoo than there is about how many nukes are ready to be launched into the stratosphere. In this article, I’m vacant to try to separate some of the fact from the fiction. It isn’t simple to do for a variety of reasons, some of which you may be more than well aware of.

At the top of the list of offenders is Hollywood. Movie makers have long been misrepresenting the Voodoo faith (yes, it is a faith) since the days of Bela Lugosi in Voodoo Man made in 1944. This is the stereotypical movie of the pins in dolls misconception that people have about Voodoo. Not all Voodoo is about black magic. It is not all terrible. As with anything else, there is excellent and terrible in Voodoo. White Magic in Voodoo is just as common. It just isn’t as talked about because it isn’t as controversial and titillating.

Small do most people know, again mostly due to all the propaganda and Hollywood’s perpetuation of the myths, is that there are really several forms of Voodoo including Haitian Vodou, Louisiana Voodoo, and West African Vodun, which is probably the one people most identify with, even even if it itself is grossly misrepresented. The amount of factual Information online about any of these forms is sparse to say the least.

Voodoo black magic is what is most in material form in the movies and throughout literature. The reason is obvious. It’s like the tale about a crowd of people on foot by a lady feeding pigeons in the park. Nobody stops to notice. But walk past a 10 car pileup on the freeway and everybody stops. Traffic backs up for miles. Evil is always more fascinating than excellent.

You’re probably wondering why I am telling you all this. The reason is simple. Voodoo is more than just black magic. There is a lot of excellent that Voodoo can do, including really healing people of their sins and diseases. If one goes into the culture of this discipline looking only for the terrible and to cause harm, they are missing the whole point and missing a huge part of the Voodoo faith.

Downloadable books (free):

Rasmus Anderson - The Younger Edda Also Called Snorre Edda Or The Prose Edda
Anonymous - Steps To Knowledge From 1 To 49
Israel Regardie - The Art Of True Healing